TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM

RADIO BIRDMAN The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978) CD

Founded in Australia by Michigan native, guitarist Deniz Tek and vocalist Rob Younger, Radio Birdman was one of the crucial forebears of underground, high-energy punk. Blending the Motor City sound of bands like The Stooges and MC5 that permeated Tek’s youth, with elements of surf-rock, Radio Birdman developed a sound that was truly all their own. And yet, their recordings have remained obscure and generally unattainable. Until now. This 22-track, single-disc collection is the first release of Radio Birdman material in the U.S. in over twenty years.

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson